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Honda CR-Z trademark sparks speculation about a new hybrid sports car

Honda may have a new CR-Z in the works, with American publication Motor Trend reporting the Japanese car company has filed the model name with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The Honda CR-Z was relatively short-lived – having been offered from 2010 to 2016 – and touted as the first production 'sports car' with a hybrid powertrain...

2021 Honda CR-V pricing and specs

The updated 2021 Honda CR-V has been announced, giving buyers a choice of seven rather than eight variants – and prices have increased by between $2200 and $3200 depending on the model. The entry-level 2.0-litre CR-V Vi now starting from $30,490 plus on-road costs, compared with the previous price of $28,290 plus on-road costs...

Old Honda Civic sells for $100,000

Cult Japanese performance cars are continuing to fetch big money, with yet another example of an immaculate 20-year-old Honda selling for top dollar. A pristine year 2000 Honda Civic Type R hot hatch – with just 2549km on the clock – has sold at auction in Japan for 7.64 million Yen, which is equivalent to more than $101,000...

Honda recalls 22,366 cars due to faulty fuel pump

Honda Australia has issued a recall on a total of 22,366 cars – across eight model types – citing a faulty component within the fuel pump assembly. The affected models are the Accord (MY2018), City (MY2019), Civic (MY2018), CR-V (MY2018-2019), HR-V (MY2018), Jazz (MY2019), Civic Type R (MY2018), and the NSX (MY2019)...

Honda Civic Type R sets new lap record for front-drive cars

The Honda Civic Type R hot hatch has outpaced one of Ferrari's most iconic supercars on its way to another lap record. Already one of the fastest front-wheel-drive cars on the planet, the Honda Civic Type R has notched up a new victory at the Suzuka race circuit in Japan. The venue was originally built by Honda in 1962 to test its performance cars, but has been a fully fledged Formula One track since 1987...

Used Honda Civic sells for $US50,000

A used Honda Civic has sold for $US50,000 ($AU72,000) in the US despite being 20 years old and having no special history attached to it, showing Japanese cars are quickly increasing in cult and collector status. In Australia, that would be enough money to buy a brand-new top-of-the-range Honda Civic Type R and have about $20,000 left over in change...

How big is the boot? Every SUV in Australia, ranked smallest to biggest

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...

Struggle street: the cars yet to pass 25 sales so far this year

The new-car market has been competitive and cutthroat for a while, but the first half of 2020 increased the pressure to perform. With production delays due to coronavirus, a raft of exciting new models on the horizon, electric and hybrid cars upping their game and buyers facing financial limitations, every new vehicle on the market had to fight harder than ever to succeed...

The cars we wish were sold in Australia in 2020

We don't want to sound like we're complaining, but sometimes being a small, far-flung, right-hand-drive country has its downsides. While being an Australian certainly has some perks (we'd list them but we just keep coming back to Tim Tams, sprinklers slung over Hills Hoists in summer, and outstanding '80s cricket moustaches), it also means we miss out on a bunch of overseas car brands and models we'd rather like to take for a spin...

Honda and The Brickman come together to create Mt Panorama from LEGO

To celebrate the success of season two of LEGO Masters on Channel 9, Honda has joined forces with Ryan 'The Brickman' McNaught to create a LEGO version of Australia's most famous race track: Mt Panorama. The Bathurst street circuit holds a special place for the car maker after F1 champion Jenson Button set a blistering (though unofficial) lap time in a Honda Civic Type R back in May 2019...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

Although we're only a few months into the year, 2020 has already seen the exit of Holden, the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show and Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...